Fairtrade Fortnight 2018
26 February 2018
Today marks the start of the annual Fairtrade Fortnight, running until 11 March 2018. The Fairtrade Foundation are this year asking us to ‘Come On In’ to Fairtrade, to stand with farmers in some of the world’s poorest countries and close the door on exploitation.
And there’s lots going on locally. Fairtrade Yorkshire has a website with all the details, but we can all take part just by eating Fairtrade bananas, coffee, tea, chocolate or any of the many Fairtrade products now available in our shops. Or maybe get your workplace, school, college or local groups to switch to Fairtrade tea and coffee. Our office will be organising a Fairtrade bake - a great way to mark and at the same time enjoy the fortnight.
Let’s all play our part to support fairer prices and working conditions for farmers and producers in the developing world. You can find an event near you in the region on the Fairtrade Yorkshire website here.